24th September

After several days worth of pleasingly decent numbers of common migrants the arrival of brisk westerlies was unwelcome and unproductive. That said, there were was an unexpected new arrival in the form of a Roseate Tern lingering for a while in Chesil Cove; a new Yellow-browed Warbler at Pennsylvania Castle was maybe not so noteworthy these days, whilst the Black Guillemot off Portland Castle looks like it's heading towards becoming a reliable list-padder for the next few months. Among the less frequent migrants there was an excellent count of 24 White Wagtails along East Cliffs at the Bill, but the less said about routine fare the better, with most species present in very reduced numbers.

A lone Delicate at the Obs was the only worthwhile overnight capture in the moth-traps.


Roseate Tern - Chesil Cove, 24th September 2014 © Martin Cade